Poland guarantees to ship German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine – EURACTIV.com


German-made Leopard tanks will probably be despatched to Kyiv as a part of a world coalition, Polish President Andrzej Duda introduced as he met along with his Lithuanian and Ukrainian counterparts inside the Lublin Triangle format in Lviv Wednesday.

In Lviv, the presidents of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine, Andrzej Duda, Gitanas Nauseda and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, respectively, signed a joint declaration of the leaders of the Lublin Triangle, amongst different issues.

Within the declaration signed on Wednesday, the three international locations reaffirmed the “centuries-old strategic ties between Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine” and the readiness to additional strengthen Ukraine’s defence capabilities.

Wanting in direction of Ukraine’s post-war future, the three additionally reaffirmed the necessity for a clear means of renewal and reconstruction after the tip of the conflict and the need of creating a world tribunal to carry Russia accountable for conflict crimes.

The doc additionally emphasises Poland’s and Lithuania’s assist for Ukraine’s additional integration into the West by becoming a member of the European Union and NATO.

On the assembly, Zelenskyy additionally thanked his colleagues from Poland and Lithuania for his or her assist, including that he was “grateful to the Polish and Lithuanian folks for his or her readiness to face by our aspect on the highway to victory. Ukrainians will keep in mind this help for a few years to come back”.

On the identical time, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda introduced that his nation would donate ammunition.

Poland, for his half, pledged to donate German-made Leopard tanks, with President Andrzej Duda asserting the creation of an “worldwide coalition” on the switch of tanks to Kyiv.

“Inside the framework of the worldwide coalition, we have now determined to place within the first tank bundle, an organization of Leopard tanks, which, I hope, according to different corporations of Leopard tanks and others that will probably be assembled by different international locations, will sail to Ukraine within the close to future and can be capable of strengthen the defence of Ukraine,” Andrzej Duda stated.

“Stopping the conflict in Ukraine is among the biggest challenges for the free world,” Duda added, calling on world governments to proceed serving to Kyiv. He additionally harassed Poland’s assist of Ukraine’s defence efforts by offering its neighbour with army tools and humanitarian help.

The so-called Lublin Triangle is a regional alliance of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine. It was established in 2020 and aimed to strengthen neighbourly ties between all three international locations and assist Ukraine within the Euro-Atlantic integration course of.

(Bartosz Sieniawski | EURACTIV.pl)

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